Biography

Johan Lundh is a Swedish curator, writer, and translator working internationally. Together with Canadian curator and writer Aileen Burns, he is currently the Co-Director of the Institute of Modern Art, the leading independent art space in Brisbane, Australia. At the IMA, Burns and Lundh have focused on commissioning new works and organised major solo exhibitions with artists such as Gordon Bennett (Australia); Nicholas Mangan (Australia); Luke Willis Thompson (Aotearoa New Zealand/UK); Patrick Staff (UK/USA); Slavs and Tatars (Eurasia), and Hito Steyerl (Germany). Through the IMA, they have also co-produced Richard Bell’s (Australia) Embassy for Performa 15, performance art biennial in New York, USA.

Previously, Burns and Lundh were Co-Directors of the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Derry, Northern Ireland. At CCA, they also organized the first Curatorial Intensive in Europe with the Independent Curators International, From ‘Official History’ to Underrepresented Narratives, and were part of the curatorial team for the 2013 Turner Prize.

Lundh’s writing and translations has appeared in periodicals such as Art-Agenda; Mousse; Kunstkritikk, as well as exhibition catalogues and books. He has lectured extensively across Europe, North America, and Australia including CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson; Goldsmiths – University of London; and Monash University, Melbourne.

Lundh is member of the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art, IKT, and the International Association of Art Critics, AICA.